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A tuberculosis hut converted into a visitor center at Rock Ledge Ranch
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tuberculosis Huts

Small teepee-like houses built for TB patients have become sheds, studios, and bus stops around Colorado Springs.
38.9476, -104.8755
Zoltar!
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
38.8589, -104.9180
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
One of the "fancy craft" Victorian hair wreaths in the collection of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Photo by Noel Black.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Victorian "Fancy Craft" Hair Wreaths and Relics.
38.8304, -104.8228
leashed pets are welcome here too
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Boulder Teahouse
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
40.0157, -105.2770
Dietikon, Switzerland

Bruno Weber's Weinrebenpark

A mythically themed self-built sculpture park.
47.4048, 8.3819
Baar, Switzerland

Hell Grottoes

These spooky and unusual stone formations create an underworldly landscape.
47.2004, 8.5268
St. Maurice Abbey.
Saint-Maurice, Switzerland

Abbey St. Maurice d'Agaune

Abbey built on the ruins of Roman catacombs.
46.2196, 7.0039
One of the oldest irrigation channels in Valais
Botyre (Ayent), Switzerland

The Bisses of Valais

Medieval irrigation channels built into the sides of mountains provided Valais with water for hundreds of years.
46.2760, 7.4047
Mound of Hostages
Meath, Ireland

Mound of the Hostages

An ancient neolithic tomb that only sees the sun twice a year.
53.5797, -6.6119
Celbridge, Ireland

Conolly's Folly

Obelisks and stone pineapples in the Irish countryside.
53.3383, -6.5398
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Kilkenny, Ireland

The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint

Local legend says the remains of Father Christmas lie within the medieval grounds.
52.5100, -7.1708
It weighs 929 pounds and is 26 feet tall.
Vevey, Switzerland

La Fourchette (The Fork)

At 929 pounds and 26 feet tall, this stainless steel fork can only be used by the likes of King Kong.
46.4577, 6.8461
Dance of Death Bridge
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
47.0520, 8.3018
Lion of Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen soldiers of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
47.0585, 8.3109
The child eater
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
46.9485, 7.4475
The Sundew uses hundreds of sticky dewdrops to catch bugs
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.
34.1295, -118.1099
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
The garden and Administration building (a/k/a Star Fleet Academy)
Los Angeles, California

Japanese Garden at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

This traditional garden in the San Fernando Valley doubled for Star Fleet Academy, and is irrigated entirely by wastewater.
34.1828, -118.4809
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
34.0591, -118.3833
Museum of Tolerance on Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Museum of Tolerance

A mutli-media museum that chronicles the atrocities of racism.
34.0538, -118.4017
Ennis House from House on Haunted Hill
Los Angeles, California

Ennis House

This weird abode has been everything from the House On Haunted Hill to a robot hunter's pad.
34.1162, -118.2930